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 muzzle muzzle

noun

  • () forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose  ( muzzle )
    forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
  • () the open circular discharging end of a gun  ( gun muzzle, muzzle )
    the open circular discharging end of a gun
  • restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting  ( gag, muzzle )
    restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  • a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting  ( muzzle )
    a leather or wire restraint that fits over an animal's snout (especially a dog's nose and jaws) and prevents it from eating or biting
  • verb

  • tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them  ( gag, muzzle )
    tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
     The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair
    The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair
  • prevent from speaking out  ( muzzle, gag )
    prevent from speaking out
     The press was gagged
    The press was gagged
  • fit with a muzzle  ( muzzle )
    fit with a muzzle
     muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers
    muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers